The United States Constitution, written in 1787, extended the idea of a limited government by requiring the election of legislators by the people. It also segmented the federal government into three branches: legislative, judicial and executive. Both of these aspects effectively limit the power of the national government.How does the constitution provide for limited government?
The Constitution of the United States provides for limited government by ensuring there is a "balance of powers" and "checks and balances" between the three main branches of government, which ensures that no single branch can become too powerful and subsequently tyrannical.Why does the Constitution limit government?
The U.S Constitution limit the power of the federal government in order to keep the balance of power between the states and the government.